Valentine's Day at the Zoo: Animals Feel (and Eat) the Love

Erm, what does this mean?

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(Image credit: Belfast Zoo. )

Love is in the air for the white belted ruffed lemurs at Belfast Zoo in Northern Ireland.

Bird love

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(Image credit: Jennifer Zoon, Smithsonian's National Zoo.)

Albert, a blue-billed curassow, makes a beeline for some heart-shaped treats. Birds at the National Zoo in Washington D.C. were treated to Valentine's Day snacks made from water, grapes, strawberries, apples, papayas and peanut butter.

For me?

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(Image credit: Jennifer Zoon, Smithsonian's National Zoo.)

Biologist Matt Evans offers a sweet treat to an Aldabra tortoise at the National Zoo in Washington, D.C.

Non-traditional treats

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(Image credit: Jennifer Zoon, Smithsonian's National Zoo.)

Cuban crocodiles at the zoo got more ghoulish treats. Their heart-shaped snacks were made with cow blood, beet juice, gelatin, white rats and black mice.

Bearing true feelings

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(Image credit: Highland Wildlife Park.)

Walker the polar bear shows his appreciation for his fish-scented valentine at the Highland Wildlife Park in Scotland.